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events but this weekend gwen park high school is getting together alumni from the past 50 years and that includes students from the time the school was segregated. two of the students join us now. rock newman, you may recognize him as a successful boxing manager. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> and we have bob stark also an alumnis from glenn park high school. >> nice to see you. thank you very much. >> big celebration this weekend but there is another story under this because it wasn't always the normal things that we go through in high school, basketball games and fun days. and if i could ask you both to take us back to the time to segregation. >> it was a junior and senior high school. bobby and i were both in the 8th grade at the time and i so profoundly remember there being front page headlines in the washington post about the riots that took place, black against white. and it was sore several days -- it was for several days, scary and violent. >> sometimes stuff like that is overblown, but this is the account of what was happening? >> it was very bad. and they had
. >> the d.c. school system is featured prominently in this new film. davis gwen heim's waiting for superman premiered in hollywood last night. he won a award for the al gore documentary. now his new film follows students and families in their bat toll get a good education in a system that is said to be broken. d.c. public school chancellor michelle rhee gets a lot of face time. >> you look at what has happened in american public education over the last 20 years, we have gone from number one in a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> the president of the american federation of teachers not happy about what she called an inaccurate portrayal of sub- par teachers and villans. i got a chance to sit down with the director to talk about why he made this film. >> i have my own kids and i drive my three kids in los angeles past three public schools on the way to take my kids to a really great school. and it haunts me that the kids in my neighborhood don't have what my kids have. and why can't we give every kid in america -- why can't we give every kid i
. >> i've read ahead and there is interesting stuff in there. >>> and in the meantime, gwen tolbert is here with us today with a look at our day. >> we're starting out very, very cool this morning. yesterday you would have thought it was the
. first lady michelle obama continues her campaign to phytoobesity. we have gwen looking at health headlines as we talk about this and the whole let's move campaign that we hear so much about in washington. but how is this done across the country, dina? >> reporter: well, steve, we have a real disconnect when it comes to fighting childhood obesity and we're hoping this white house message will trickle down to playgrounds and schools across the country. the question is will that actually happen? mrs. obama is i is aing kids -- is saying kids need to move but adults do too. and part of the problem with the obesity is there is a disconnect -- a hip rock asy in terms of what we are saying and doing. yesterday was my son's birthday and couldn't send in cupcakes because of the school wellness policy. but we have specialty shops popping up all over the country as we eat giant cupcakes filled with calories. and we have adults fighting an obesity epidemic and not doing right when it comes to exercise and eating right. how do we get this to sink into adults and to kids. and we're eating 31%
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